The Obama campaign is lashing out against a robocall of a fake debate between the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The robocall, paid for by conservative activist William Kristol's Emergency Committee for Israel, splices together sentences from the two leaders uttered years apart on different topics. It appears to be aimed at Jewish voters in swing states just days before the election.
The robocall starts with a 2009 denial by Obama that the United States was involved in protests against the Iranian elections, according to the New York-based Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), which first publicized the robocall. Netanyahu's answer in the robocall is from his 2012 address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Obama's closing statement is culled from remarks in 2011 regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Here's the full transcript of the robocall, according to JTA:
DEBATE MODERATOR: Welcome to the first debate between Barack ObamaBarack ObamaConway: ‘We would welcome a call’ from Lewis Obamas make MLK Day visit to homeless shelter Booker will attend inauguration MORE and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. President, we'll start with you.
OBAMA: I've made it clear that the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is not interfering with Iran's affairs.
MODERATOR: Mr. President, thank you. Mr. Prime Minister, your response.
NETANYAHU: The Jewish state will not allow those who seek our destruction to possess the means to achieve that goal. A nuclear armed Iran must be stopped.
MODERATOR: Mr President, your rebuttal.
OBAMA: Obviously there are some differences between us.
Friends, Americans and Israel cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama. This call was paid for by the Emergency Committee for Israel because your vote will make the difference in this election.